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12 Swifty Things You'll Only See At The Taylor Swift Experience

This. Sick. Exhibit.

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BuzzFeed was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes visit to The Grammy Museum's special exhibit, "The Taylor Swift Experience," running through May 10 in Downtown Los Angeles. Here are some of the SWIFTIEST things you have to see at the amazing exhibit!
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BuzzFeed was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes visit to The Grammy Museum's special exhibit, "The Taylor Swift Experience," running through May 10 in Downtown Los Angeles. Here are some of the SWIFTIEST things you have to see at the amazing exhibit!

1. You're greeted by her piano that she used throughout The Red Tour.

Bonus Points: The piano is automated to play some Taylor tracks, naturally. Right away, you know you're in the presence of musical greatness because there are velvet ropes around the piano. If only TSwift was there to play herself...
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Bonus Points: The piano is automated to play some Taylor tracks, naturally. Right away, you know you're in the presence of musical greatness because there are velvet ropes around the piano. If only TSwift was there to play herself...

2. Upstairs, there is an EPIC discography timeline, spanning her entire career from 2006's debut self-titled album to 2014's smash-success 1989.

If you REALLY need a reminder of how much Taylor has achieved in less than a decade on the scene, than the discography wall is for you. It's MASSIVE, with panels devoted to each of her albums — complete with track listings, tour stops, and awards. There's lit'rally no BLANK SPACE on the walls, not even for Starbucks lovers!
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If you REALLY need a reminder of how much Taylor has achieved in less than a decade on the scene, than the discography wall is for you. It's MASSIVE, with panels devoted to each of her albums — complete with track listings, tour stops, and awards. There's lit'rally no BLANK SPACE on the walls, not even for Starbucks lovers!

3. Next up are some family mementos, which are made EXTRA cool by the factor Taylor's mom helped pick out the items in the exhibit!

Mother knows best! Which is good, because in this case Tay's mom Andrea helped curate the exhibit. You've got family photos, home videos, even art drawn by Taylor herself! She's a true renaissance woman. But she probably shouldn't quit her day job.
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Mother knows best! Which is good, because in this case Tay's mom Andrea helped curate the exhibit. You've got family photos, home videos, even art drawn by Taylor herself! She's a true renaissance woman. But she probably shouldn't quit her day job.

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4. And even more childhood relics that prove she was destined for pop stardom.

What's really cool about the exhibit — aside from the fact that it shows how a superstar became who she is today — is that The Grammy Museum owes SO much to Taylor. The first artifacts the museum ever came into possessing were donated by Taylor: the handwritten lyrics to "Tim McGraw" and a pair of cowboy boots, donated in 2007. The museum then opened in 2008!
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What's really cool about the exhibit — aside from the fact that it shows how a superstar became who she is today — is that The Grammy Museum owes SO much to Taylor. The first artifacts the museum ever came into possessing were donated by Taylor: the handwritten lyrics to "Tim McGraw" and a pair of cowboy boots, donated in 2007. The museum then opened in 2008!

5. Also, probably the fiercest tour outfits EVER, TBH.

As if the super-cool piano at the beginning wasn't enough, you can check out three of Taylor's costumes from The Red Tour. Unfortunately, we weren't able to sniff them and check out what Taylor's sweat smells like. Probably French vanilla and fresh-cut roses, if I had to guess.
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As if the super-cool piano at the beginning wasn't enough, you can check out three of Taylor's costumes from The Red Tour. Unfortunately, we weren't able to sniff them and check out what Taylor's sweat smells like. Probably French vanilla and fresh-cut roses, if I had to guess.

6. There is critical evidence that no one in the music biz pays as much attention to detail as TSwift.

If there's one thing you learn when you're in the Taylor Swift Experience, it's how invested she is in her music. Also, she's single-handedly saving the paper industry with all her handwritten notes and lyrics.
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If there's one thing you learn when you're in the Taylor Swift Experience, it's how invested she is in her music. Also, she's single-handedly saving the paper industry with all her handwritten notes and lyrics.

7. Wanna talk about "Style"? Then check out her hella fresh Grammys looks AND her Grammy for "White Horse."

WHAT WE WOULD GIVE TO JUST TOUCH THAT GRAMMY. Here you can see some of her ~fiercest~ red carpet looks from the show, like her 2009 and 2010 dresses on the left, her ringleader costume from when she performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", and her Gucci chainmail gown from the 2014 ceremony.
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WHAT WE WOULD GIVE TO JUST TOUCH THAT GRAMMY. Here you can see some of her ~fiercest~ red carpet looks from the show, like her 2009 and 2010 dresses on the left, her ringleader costume from when she performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", and her Gucci chainmail gown from the 2014 ceremony.

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8. There is even some of Taylor's ~casual wear~!

Which of course, is like, WAY more fierce than anything the average person would wear. I mean, she basically makes all of us average folk look like crap on a daily basis. Can we live?
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Which of course, is like, WAY more fierce than anything the average person would wear. I mean, she basically makes all of us average folk look like crap on a daily basis. Can we live?

9. You can lit'rally see how iconic Taylor is worldwide on her Impact Wall.

The back wall of the exhibit is plastered with magazine covers Swift has shot for publications around the world, and after looking at them all, you're left wondering if she ever has a bad hair day.
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The back wall of the exhibit is plastered with magazine covers Swift has shot for publications around the world, and after looking at them all, you're left wondering if she ever has a bad hair day.

10. Yup, these are Taylor's handwritten lyrics!!! Like, she ACTUALLY wrote these herself. OMG!

Here are handwritten lyrics for "22" and guess what: Taylor has pretty average handwriting! Guess you can't win them all.
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Here are handwritten lyrics for "22" and guess what: Taylor has pretty average handwriting! Guess you can't win them all.

11. Outfits from some of her most ICONIC music videos.

From left, you have dresses from "Our Song" and "Love Story", pom-poms and a megaphone from "Shake It Off," and dresses from "Mean" and "Begin Again." TBH, Taylor is probably glad with this exhibit, she has a little bit more closet space back home.
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From left, you have dresses from "Our Song" and "Love Story", pom-poms and a megaphone from "Shake It Off," and dresses from "Mean" and "Begin Again." TBH, Taylor is probably glad with this exhibit, she has a little bit more closet space back home.

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12. And most important of all, a light-up dance floor where you can get down to this sick beat of "Shake It Off"...

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...JUST LIKE TSWIFT HERSELF!!!

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Yup, she's visited her own exhibit.

LIFE. MADE.

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